Location: Main Street, Watford City, ND
Each team is asked to have a minimum of
200 pounds of ribs. More is encouraged due to large attendance numbers. Teams
must provide a receipt with pounds purchased via email no later than 4:00 pm
on Wednesday, August 7th.
Ribs must be cooked at the event. You must have a presence on the street
throughout the duration of the event.
Teams will be asked to provide 100 plus bones for our VIP tents. You
will be paid upon delivery for these ribs.
Your product should be ready for
judging at 5:00 pm and serving to the public
at 6:00 p.m. Ribs may not be sold or given away before 6:00 pm Serving will continue until you run out of ribs.
The side dishes and beverages served are at the discretion of each rib
All Rib Teams must sell sample rib
plates, 2 ribs for $3. Those not complying will be disqualified.
Alcohol is not allowed
on Main Street before 5:00 pm. Alcohol
cannot be sold at Ribfest booths.
Day Time Concessions:
Each team is free to sell a noon lunch.
You may sell what you wish
with drinks of your choice as long as it is not ribs and alcohol. All food sold
must be in accordance to ND State Health Department laws.
We will have entertainment and games
throughout the day ending at 1:00 am. Vendors and teams may clear the street no
earlier than 8:00 pm. Ribfest team
members are invited to participate in a fun team game competition throughout
the day for a chance to win prizes.
: The event will take place regardless
of weather. Ribfest Teams may set up at their discretion. Cancellation of the
event is up to the judgment of the Ribfest Committee. No Refunds will be given
due to inclement weather.
Site preparation will begin at 7:00 am
and will end at 9:00am. After 9:00 am
vehicles will not be allowed on Main Street and items will need to be carried
to assigned booth. Team booths will be
assigned on Thursday at 5:00pm. Teams
will be able to bring in their large cookers on Thursday.
Each team is responsible for providing
2 of their own 50 gallon garbage cans and liners at your booth. The city will
have dumpsters conveniently located and available to all teams to dispose of
their garbage. Each team should provide hand wipes and toothpicks
Because of restricted access to power on
Main Street, no power will be provided to Ribfest Cookers. Please bring your
own portable, quiet generators if power is needed.
Gas & Coals:
All hot coals must be placed in the
steel barrels near each booth. Each team must provide a UL listed connection
for all propane tanks. Propane cooking tanks must be stored in grids at least 10
feet from the cooking area.
All contestants are responsible for
keeping their space clean and sanitary and must have their booths deconstructed
and removed from Main Street by 6:00 am Saturday. Anything left on the street after 6:00 am will
be ticketed and towed. A bill will be
sent for any garbage we have to pick up from your booth space. Teams not
cleaning up the street will not be invited back in 2020.
1. All ribs (beef or pork) meant for sale to the public must have been
2. Proper storage of meat is required. It must be maintained below 40 degrees
or above 140 degrees.
3. Your booth should have a free-flowing spigot container of water with an
and a catch container, hand soap and disposable towels for proper hand washing.
A second container with bleach water should be kept for wiping counters, etc.
4. Booths are to be no more than 10x20 feet and must be positioned so that they
sit up against the curb of the street. If you require more space for your
setup, you're required to purchase an additional 10x10 space. Please consider the size of your setup,
including the size of your trailer, cooker and serving area when
registering. You will not be allowed to use the sidewalk behind your booth
5. Placement of your booth will be determined by the Ribfest Committee.
6. Each team will be responsible for any equipment they might need such as table,
tent, cover, etc.
7. Teams must provide their own safety inspected (5 lbs minimum) multi-purpose
ABC dry chemical fire extinguisher.
Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to disqualify any team not following our
rules or anything we feel that is not becoming of the Chamber of Commerce or Best
of the West Ribfest.